Cost of Living in Male

Summary about cost of living in Male, Maldives:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 77.85 Kč 56.62-169.86
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 636.98 Kč 495.43-981.25
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 176.94 Kč 169.86-226.48
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 78.31 Kč 35.39-212.33
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.19 Kč 84.93-212.33
Cappuccino (regular) 51.58 Kč 35.39-92.01
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 21.63 Kč 15.57-28.31
Water (12 oz small bottle) 7.79 Kč 4.25-16.99
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 132.43 Kč 117.88-133.96
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 26.97 Kč 16.69-32.10
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.31 Kč 2.89-19.26
Eggs (regular) (12) 34.30 Kč 25.48-42.47
Local Cheese (1 lb) 74.80 Kč 28.89-109.15
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 36.76 Kč 22.47-41.73
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 65.28 Kč 37.88-112.36
Apples (1 lb) 27.29 Kč 16.05-44.94
Banana (1 lb) 26.75 Kč 22.47-32.10
Oranges (1 lb) 26.49 Kč 19.26-38.52
Tomato (1 lb) 23.11 Kč 19.26-25.68
Potato (1 lb) 13.38 Kč 6.42-16.05
Onion (1 lb) 15.68 Kč 8.35-25.68
Lettuce (1 head) 139.78 Kč 42.47-226.48
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.91 Kč 8.49-14.16
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 523.74 Kč 212.33-835.16
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) ?
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) ?
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 134.47 Kč 99.09-141.55
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.39 Kč 14.16-35.39
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,019.17 Kč 424.66-1,273.97
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.39 Kč 35.39-84.93
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 56.95 Kč 56.95-113.90
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 141.55 Kč 141.55-283.10
Gasoline (1 gallon) 62.16 Kč 48.22-80.37
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 990,863.64 Kč 849,311.69-1,132,415.58
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 990,863.64 Kč 566,207.79-1,061,639.61
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,738.59 Kč 2,831.04-4,954.32
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.72 Kč 1.40-2.12
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,999.24 Kč 1,203.19-2,958.44
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,530.53 Kč 707.76-2,123.28
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 141.55 Kč 70.78-141.55
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 155.71 Kč 141.55-283.10
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,538.80 Kč 2,123.28-5,662.08
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 65,585.74 Kč 50,958.70-84,931.17
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 676.30 Kč 424.66-1,061.64
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 699.50 Kč 353.88-990.86
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,457.99 Kč 778.54-2,547.94
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,291.66 Kč 566.21-2,123.28
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 19,640.33 Kč 16,986.23-22,648.31
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 14,597.54 Kč 11,324.16-21,232.79
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 38,130.56 Kč 35,387.99-42,465.58
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 30,590.95 Kč 25,479.35-35,387.99
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,401.29 Kč 4,208.16-7,232.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,844.99 Kč 2,831.02-6,443.74
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,087.07 Kč
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.29 11.50-18.00

Prices in Male

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Last update: January 2021
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2 Comments so far
Krenar rrecaj on Nov 28, 2017:
can you live with 800$ / month without rent , and i go fitness ?! , is this amount ok in male, Maldive
Amogh Gulwady on May 15, 2017:
After having spent a month both in the capital city Male' and the islands I do believe I have a good idea about the prices of goods and services, rents and salaries.

Every single of the data set is way off the mark by atleast 30%, and in some cases by 50%.

Here are some samples from the bills with me, circa May 2017:

F&B
Prices at Coffee Shops Citron / Sea House / Salt (UPSCALE)
Breakfast or lunch buffet with drink and dessert = MVR 90-110
Coffee = MVR 30-50
Juice = MVR 70-90

Prices at Restaurants Bombay Darbaar / Baan Thai / Palace Sichuan (UPSCALE)
Entree = MVR 150-450
Drink = MVR 100-150
Dessert = MVR 100-150

Prices at Restaurants China Garden / Acha's Popadums / Dinemore (MIDRANGE)
Entree = MVR 75-150
Submarine sandwich = MVR 60-100
Drink = MVR 50-75
Dessert = MVR 50-75

Prices at Champs the HIH Bar (only place you get alcohol)
Pint of Beer = MVR 90
Double Whisky or equivalent = MVR 180

With the recent hike in taxes on energy drinks and cigarettes:
Red Bull = MVR 50
XL / Monster / Local energy drinks = MVR 20
Cigarette 20ct = MVR 100 (loose stick MVR 5) or MVR 80 (bought as a pack)

Water is MVR 5-15 across restaurants. Also coffee shops near the Hulhumale' beach are extortionately priced owing to high number of tourists and the view.

Add to this a MANDATORY 10% Service Charge and 6% GST - effectively raising all the above price by 16.6%

RENTS
The figures given above are from 15-18 months back. Below are the recent figures:

Male'
ONE ROOM - MVR 15000-20000
TWO ROOM - MVR 20000-25000
THREE ROOM - MVR 25000-35000

Hulhumale'
ONE ROOM China Flat - MVR 12000-15000
TWO ROOM China Flat - MVR 15000-20000
THREE ROOM China Flat - MVR 20000-25000
Private Builders Apartments, VILLA AND PENTHOUSE - MVR 25000++

Amogh
www.amoghgulwady.com